Heat and Cold No Match for Construction Crews

I Lift NY super crane placed the first crossbeam on main span towers last week/NYSTA

I Lift NY super crane placed the first crossbeam on main span towers last week/NYSTA

Some years back my cousin Russ from the West Coast visited for a few days. A history buff, he suggested we see “Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure” (2001) while he was in town. I wasn’t familiar with Shackleton and walked out of the theater amazed at his courage and determination. If you haven’t seen this seat-gripping film about his landmark expedition, then I suggest adding it to your list.

Big reach here: despite this winter’s bone-chilling temps the bridge progresses.

Today I saw an exhibit at Rockland Center for the Arts, and while driving there — once at the bridge’s Westchester approach — I looked for the recently installed main span crossbeam. I couldn’t see it from the road and thought about the crews working in all kinds of weather to install that first crossbeam, place road deck and build the main span towers . . .

. . . and to install pile caps (August 2014), place the first girder (eastbound span) and then the first for the westbound span in summer’s heat. As one friend said, “It’s not building itself.”

I’d like to know what you think.

Copyright © Janie Rosman and Kaleidoscope Eyes 2016

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